He hanging on to his top 10 ranking by a thread and he will need a couple of big results in the 2 masters events to hold his place. Even that might not be enough if he doesnt defend his US Open points.
It just goes to show how poor the rest of the players are when James can stay in the top 10 with such terrible results.
I have a feeling he will actually have a good hardcourt season as no one is expecting him to do anything. He seems to play so much better when the pressure is off.
Defending his title will be a good start.